Certification Levels

Certification Level Period since certification at previous level Required study at RIMYI Degree valid for
       
Introductory II

Teachers at this level are certified by IYAC/ACYI as teachers of Iyengar yoga.

Maximum of two years, minimum of one.  Not required Teachers in good standing renewed automatically if requirements for professional development and teaching hours are maintained.
Intermediate Junior I Minimum of two years, no maximum Not required Same as above.
Intermediate Junior II ( may begin training as an Assessor( AIT) ) Minimum of six months, no maximum Once Same as above.

Intermediate Junior III

Teachers at this level may run a teacher training program.

May be an Assessor in Training (AIT) if other requirements, as stipulated in the Procedures Document , are fulfilled; may be an IYAC/ACYI assessor on completion of the AIT program

Minimum of six months, no maximum Twice Same as above.
Intermediate Senior I

Teachers at this level may teach therapeutic yoga.

Minimum of 18 months, no maximum Must have completed four visits to Pune to study at RIMYI before eligible to apply for this level. Same as above.
Intermediate Senior II Minimum of two years, no maximum. N/A Same as above.
Intermediate Senior III Minimum of two years, no maximum.
Granted by B.K.S. Iyengar
N/A Same as above.
Advanced Junior I, II and III and Advanced
Senior I, II and III
Granted by B.K.S. Iyengar N/A Same as above.